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Anniversary Hawks RAF 2009 Schemes

Model Alliance Decals, 1/72 & 1/48

 

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Catalogue Number and Description: Model Alliance MA-729048 & MA-489048
Anniversary Hawks
Scale: available in 1/72 and 1/48 scales
Contents and Media: Decals; one A4 sized full colour instruction sheet
Price: MA-729048 - GBP7.50
MA-489048 - GBP£9.00
available online from Model Alliance website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good colour density and minimum carrier film. thin, flexible and strong; excellent instructions; perfect register
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: High quality and colourful markings for some striking subjects.


Reviewed by
Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

Model Alliance continues to produce excellent quality decals.  This time they have delivered another fine decal sheet depicting two BAE Systems Hawk display aircraft of 2009.  The set is available in both 1/72 MAS 729048 and 1/48 MAS 489048.

The decals are superbly printed and they have good colour saturation and are in perfect register.  As usual with Model Alliance decal products the carrier film is ultra thin a

The set includes a full set of data decals for both aircraft.

The scheme provided for the two aircraft are as follows:

  1. BAE Hawk T.1A of No 208 Sqn, 4FTS based at RAF Valley in the display colour scheme commemorating 90 years of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund in 2009.  This aircraft is finished in Overall Gloss Black.  A large Union Jack is painted on the tail fin and stretches forward to the intake sides just behind the national insignia roundel.  A large red, white and blue chevron is painted on the upper side wing tips positioned directly under the national insignia roundel.  A large national insignia roundel is pained on the centre of the underside of the fuselage but instead of a round red centre the circle is depicted as a heart.  A smaller version of this insignia is painted on the forward fuselage side just below the windscreen.
  1. BAE Hawk T.1 XX184 of No 19(R) Sqn based at RAF Valley in 2008.  This aircraft is finished in a scheme depicting the 70th anniversary of equipping with the Spitfire at RAF Duxford in 1938.  The aircraft is finished in the early Spitfire scheme of BS381C:241 Dark Green and BS382C: 450 Dark Earth upper surfaces and Aluminium under surfaces.  The roundels are a small version of the yellow, blue red and white 1938 version and a yellow 19 is painted on the tail.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK)  for the review sample


Model Alliance products are available online from the Aviation Workshop.


Review Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
Page Created 15 December, 2009
Last updated 15 December, 2009

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